Religion

Plato, Descartes and Kant Too White for Univ. Students

Plato, Descartes and Kant Too White for Univ. Students

Students: “White philosophers” should be studied only “if required”--and then only critically.

Did Plato Get His Ideas from the Bible?

Did Plato Get His Ideas from the Bible?

This thesis was common in the ancient world. 

A Lesson We All Can Learn from the Chicago Torture Case

A Lesson We All Can Learn from the Chicago Torture Case

There is a powerful human inclination to reduce others to mere objects.

Christians: Those Who Criticize ‘Religion’ May Have a Point

Christians: Those Who Criticize ‘Religion’ May Have a Point

Some influential Christian thinkers have criticized the very idea of "religion".

Terrifying Beauty Makes no Sense

Terrifying Beauty Makes no Sense

There are some things that evolutionary biology can’t answer.

Is It Better to Beat Temptation or Never Feel Tempted at All?

Is It Better to Beat Temptation or Never Feel Tempted at All?

How does the inner struggle with temptation affect how our actions are viewed by others?

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Is Hunting Moral? A Philosopher Unpacks the Question

Is Hunting Moral? A Philosopher Unpacks the Question

As a student of philosophy and ethics, I think philosophy can help us clarify, systematize and evaluate the arguments on both sides.

Has Society Forgotten How to Be Responsible?

Has Society Forgotten How to Be Responsible?

Would we see a more functional, thriving population if Americans began embracing responsibility instead of thrusting it off on others?

Blade Runner 2049: The Thinker’s Film of 2017?

Blade Runner 2049: The Thinker’s Film of 2017?

The film, which is slated to hit theaters in October, will probe a timeless and timely question: What does it mean to be human? 

Why I Rent a Tiny Apartment Rather than Buy a Big Home

Why I Rent a Tiny Apartment Rather than Buy a Big Home

My ideal home has two rooms: a bedroom to sleep in, and a kitchen to cook in.

How We’ll Remember George Michael

How We’ll Remember George Michael

By choosing to remember only half of their portraits, we deny celebrities their humanity and overlook an obvious truth.

Why Millions of Millennials Are Living in ‘Bad Faith’

Why Millions of Millennials Are Living in ‘Bad Faith’

According to Jean-Paul Sartre, someone who lives in bad faith treats themselves as an object, not as an autonomous or freely choosing agent.

10 Interesting Historical Facts about European Monasteries

10 Interesting Historical Facts about European Monasteries

The monastery was the most influential institution in Western Europe during the Middle Ages.  

Why Wandering Minds Are Unhappy Minds

Why Wandering Minds Are Unhappy Minds

A pair of Harvard researchers found that humans spend nearly half their time thinking about something other than what they’re doing.

When Rudolph Meets Beowulf

When Rudolph Meets Beowulf

Here is what the modern Christmas ditty looks like in heroic Anglo-Saxon metre.

Prof: Why My University Shutdown My Website and Blog

Prof: Why My University Shutdown My Website and Blog

College administrators often believe they have authority to suppress speech when an authors’ expressions get controversial. But is it good policy?

New Study Links Pot Use to Degenerative Brain Disorder

New Study Links Pot Use to Degenerative Brain Disorder

Has the first negative side effect to cannabis finally been found? 

When Santa Claus was Replaced by Ded Moroz

When Santa Claus was Replaced by Ded Moroz

Once upon a time, in a far away land, Santa Claus gave way to Ded Moroz or “Old Man Frost.” 

‘Trump Attackers’ Who Tried to Grab this Woman’s Hijab Were Fake

‘Trump Attackers’ Who Tried to Grab this Woman’s Hijab Were Fake

Crime, like everything else in America, has become politicized.

Regretting Motherhood: A Symptom of 21st Century Anti-Natalism

Regretting Motherhood: A Symptom of 21st Century Anti-Natalism

“Baby regret” seems to be the zeitgeist, and we have to wonder why. 

How to Transform a Life Stuck in a Rut

How to Transform a Life Stuck in a Rut

As Heraclitus said, “A man’s character is his fate.” So what makes character?

Orwell on the Difference Between Patriotism and Nationalism

Orwell on the Difference Between Patriotism and Nationalism

The difference is relatively simple. But Orwell makes it clear that nationalism has nothing to do with nationhood. 

Quick Quiz: Do You Know the Basics of Modern Philosophy?

Quick Quiz: Do You Know the Basics of Modern Philosophy?

See how culturally literate you are about modern philosophy.

Oxford Univ. Tells Students to Stop Saying ‘He’ and ‘She’

Oxford Univ. Tells Students to Stop Saying ‘He’ and ‘She’

Student have formally been asked to use the gender-neutral pronoun 'ze' instead of 'she and 'he'.

Sexual Desire is Immoral Because It's Inherently Objectifying

Sexual Desire is Immoral Because It's Inherently Objectifying

What’s objectifying about sexual desire is its ability to numb a person to reason, both in themselves and in others.

People Can’t Stop Talking About ‘Post-Truth’; So what is it?

People Can’t Stop Talking About ‘Post-Truth’; So what is it?

Defining this concept is not as easy as it appears.

C.S. Lewis’ ‘Lost’ Parable on the Meaning of Christmas

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